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Christmas Crafts and Learning Activities for Children

 

 

Craft Stick Puzzle Piece Ornaments

Craft Stick Puzzle Piece Crafts for Christmas from www.daniellesplace.com

Printable templates for the snowflake, tree, and bell craft are available to members and as an instant download. The patterns include the star, holly leaves, "O Christmas Tree", and "Ring the Bells" patterns.

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What you will need:

Regular-sized Craft Sticks

Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks

Jumbo Craft Sticks (Optional)

Yellow, Red, and Green Paper

Glitter

Small Puzzle Pieces from Old Puzzles

Ribbon

Yellow, Green, White, Brown, and Light Blue Paint or Liquid Paint Markers

Hole Punch

 

How to Make the Christmas Tree Ornament:

"O Christmas Tree" Craft Stick and Puzzle Piece Christmas Tree Ornament from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Use the Christmas tree template to glue three mini-jumbo craft sticks together in a triangle shape. Paint the triangle green. (A printable template available to members and as an instant download. See above.)

2. Place the triangle on a piece of green paper and trace around the inside of the triangle. Cut the triangle out about 1/2 from the drawn shape. Print "O Christmas Tree" on the paper and glue it to the back of the triangle. (Printable pattern available to members and as an instant download, see above.)

3. Cut 1 1/2" off the end of a jumbo craft stick and paint it brown. (You could use cardboard or construction paper instead.) Glue the craft stick to the triangle tree.

4. Paint small puzzle pieces green and glue them to the tree shape.

5. Punch small dots from red paper with a hole punch and glue them to the puzzle pieces.

6. Cut a star shape from yellow paper and glue it to the top of the tree.

7. To finish glue a ribbon to the top so you can hang the tree ornament.

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How to Make the Christmas Bell Ornament:

Christmas Bell Craft Stick Ornament from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Glue three mini jumbo crafts sticks together to form a triangle shape. (A printable template available to members and as an instant download. See above.)

2. Cut two inches off the end of a jumbo craft stick at an angle. Glue the piece to the bottom of the triangle.

3. Pain the bell shape gold or yellow. When the paint is dry spread glue over the craft sticks and sprinkle glitter on the glue.

4. Place the bell shape on a piece of yellow paper and trace around the outside of the shape. Cut the piece out inside the lines you drew. Write "Ring the Bells" on the center of the paper and glue it to the back of the bell shape. (A printable pattern is available to members and as an instant download. See above.)

5. Cut holly leaf shapes from green paper and use a paper punch to punch berry shapes from red paper. Glue the pieces to the top of the bell. (A printable pattern is available to members and as an instant download. See above.)

6. To finish glue a ribbon to the top of the bell.

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How to Make the Christmas Bell Ornament:

Craft Stick and Puzlle Piece snowflake craft from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Glue three craft sticks together to make the snowflake shape. (A printable template is available to members and as an instant download. See above.)

2. Glue small puzzle pieces on the rays and in the center of the snowflake shape.

3. Paint the snowflake white or a light blue color.

4. When the paint is dry spread white glue over the snowflake and add glitter.

5. Fold a piece of ribbon in half and glue it to the back of the snowflake.

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Acrylic Cabochon Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornament Craft
Christmas Ornament Craft - Bird
Christmas Ornament Craft - sheep

 

What you will need: Acrylic cabochons from local craft store, old Christmas cards, Christmas pictures, artwork, etc. Elmer's Glue-All Multi-purpose glue (Glue that dries clear), 7/8" Christmas ribbon, 1/4" Rick Rack, glue gun, needle, thread, and scissors.

How to Make Acrylic Cabochon Christmas Ornaments:

1. Find small picture from cards or other artwork that will fit behind the cabochon. Place the cabochon over the picture and trace around it, and then cut out the picture.

2. Glue the picture to the back of the cabochon. Smear glue evenly over the whole picture and press it to the back of the cabochon. Press down hard with your fingers until you get all the bubbles out. Let dry.

3. Cut six inches of ribbon and gather one side with a needle and thread. Tie the end so the gather doesn't come apart.

4. Glue the gathered ribbon to the back of the ornament.

5. To make the hanging loop cut about 4" of rick-rack, make a loop and glue it to the back of the ornament with a hot melt glue gun.

You can also make these ornaments into a broach by adding a stickpin to the back, or make a refrigerator decoration by adding a magnet.

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Rudolph with a Red Hot Nose Craft for Kids

Ruldolph reindeer Christmas craft

What you will need:

Red Hot Candies for the Nose

Glue

Markers or Crayons

Heavy Paper

Hole Punch

Ribbon or String

 

How to Make Rudolph with a Red Hot Nose Craft:

1. Draw a picture of Rudolph on a piece of paper or paper plate and color it in.

2. Cut it out into an ornament shape and punch a hole on the top. Tie a string to the top so that it can be hung up.

3. Glue a Red Hot Candy to the nose to finish.

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Paper Birds Craft for Kids

Paper birds craft

What you will need:

Colored computer paper (red and orange for the cardinal) (blue and white for the blue bird) (brown or tan and orange for the robin)

Glue

Scissors

 

How to Make Paper Birds Craft:

1. Print out the patterns and cut out.

2. Print the Cardinal Pattern out onto red computer paper.

3. Print the Blue Bird Pattern out onto blue computer paper and Robin Pattern out onto tan computer paper. (The Blue Bird and Robin Pattern are the same pattern) (Problems Printing?)

4. Print the Robin Belly Pattern out onto orange computer paper and Blue Bird Belly Pattern out onto white computer paper.

5. Cut a black beak for the blue bird, an orange beak for the cardinal and a yellow beak for the robin.

6. To assemble fold the body and head patterns in half. Fold the belly patterns in half and glue them to the inside of the blue bird and the robin bodies. Do not glue the bodies closed. Glue the beaks to the inside of the folded heads and glue the heads onto the bodies. You can glue the heads closed. Glue the wings onto the bodies. Set the birds in your Christmas tree.

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Sitting Elf Paper Craft for Kids

sitting elf craft

What you will need:

Card stock or construction paper, colored pencils, and tape.

How to Make Sitting Elf Paper:

1. Print out the Patterns and color them. Cut them out. (Problems Printing?)

2. Fold up the legs and fold the arms down over the body. Form the body into a cone shape and tape at the back. Tape on the head.

3. This little elf would look great on the top of Christmas packages. You can place a gift tag behind it's arms. Print out the smaller patterns to use as a gift tag.

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Reindeer Bell Ornament Craft for Kids

Reindeer Bell Ornament

What you will need:

Bell ornaments from Kmart (I got a package of 20 for $5.00 in the Christmas ornament section.), googly eyes, tiny red pompoms, tan foam sheets, scissors, and glue.

How to Make Reindeer Bell Ornament:

1. Cut out antler shapes from foam sheets and glue them to the top of the ornament.

2. Glue on the googly eyes, and pompom to finish.

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Marshmallow Reindeer Craft for Kids

Marshmallow Reindeer Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Foam Marshmallows

Golf Tees for the legs (Buy at any department store)

Brown, Red, and Black Acrylic Paint

Craft Foam

Glue, magic markers, ribbon, jingle bell and decorative trim

How to Make Marshmallow Reindeer Craft:

diagram

1. Glue two marshmallows together for the body. Glue the head to the body as shown in the diagram.

2. Stick four golf tees in the body for legs. Paint the body and legs brown. Paint the hooves black.

3. Cut ears and a tail from brown fun foam and glue them to the head as shown. Cut antlers from tan fun foam and glue behind the ears.

marshmallow reindeer Chrit

4. Use a permanent black marker to draw on the face. Paint the nose red.

5. Tie a ribbon with a bell on it around the deer's neck. Add a gold trimmed collar.

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Wet-Felted Christmas Ornaments

These little creatures are great for Christmas Bazaars and Craft Fairs. They are very easy to make and are inexpensive. You can find directions to these on the Yarn and Felt Page. Just click on the pictures below.

 

 

Rustic Reindeer Craft

reindeer Craft

What you will need:

Brown muslin or other thin brown material

Sticks

Poly-fil

Red bell

Ribbon

Glue

Googly Eyes or Small Black Beads

Natural wool roving or cotton for the tail

Low Temp. Glue Gun

 

How to Make Rustic Reindeer Craft:

1. Print out the Body Pattern fold the material in half so you can cut two bodies from brown muslin. (Problems Printing?)

2. Place the pieces right-sides-together and sew them together leaving only the mouth open. (Sew as close to the edge as possible.) Turn the fabric inside out through the mouth. This is a little difficult but possible if you don't use thick material.

reindeer craft

3. Stuff the body with poly-fil. (Don't stuff it too full. You need to be able to fold down the head.) Tuck in the material at the open end to form the mouth. Glue the mouth closed. Fold down the head and put a small amount of glue under the neck to keep it down.

4. Cut tiny holes where you want the legs and antlers. Place glue on the ends of the stick and put them in the holes for the legs and antlers. Press the material up against the sticks to close up the holes.

5. To make the ears make a small fold at the bottom of the ear and glue it together. Cut small holes in the head where the ears go. Place glue at the end of the ears and stick them in the hole. Press the material around the ears to close up the holes.

6. To finish glue some wool roving on for the tail and sew a red bell on for the nose.

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M&M's Christmas Poem

Sent in by Nance in Reno

Add the following poem to a bag of M&M's with a picture of the wise men.

M&M Christmas Poem

As you hold these candies
In your hand,
And turn them,
You will see.
The M becomes a W,
An E, and then a 3.
They tell the Christmas story,
It's one I'm sure you know.
It took place in a stable.
A long, long, time ago.
The E is for the East,
Where the star shone so bright.
The M is for the Manger,
Where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the Wise men,
Bearing gifts, they say they came.
W is for Worship, Hallelujah, Praise His Name.
So as you eat these candies,
Or share them with a friend.
Remember the meaning of Christmas,
It's a Love story that never ends.

Written by Pam Ridenour

 

More Than Colors

These special little candies,
Come in colors bright and fun.
There’s more than color to be found;
A story of God’s Son.

The M’s turn into W’s,
If you turn them upside down.
A few more turns and E and 3’s
Are waiting to be found.

M is for the manger,
Where Mary laid her precious boy.
Little did the world know,
This baby would bring great joy.

The W is for the Wise men,
Who followed a bright star.
The star revealed a king was born,
They came but, oh, so far.

In Bethlehem they found Him,
Just as they had been told.
3 is for the gifts they brought;
Frankincense, myrrh and gold

W is also for their worship,
As they bowed before their King,
Salvation is the promise given,
There’s nothing we can bring.

Faith alone is how we come
He died to set us free.
E is for eternity,
God’s gift to you and me.

Barbara Hooks' Version

 

M&M Poem with Layered M&M Cookie Recipe Gift

I just wanted to let you know that I used this poem along with a layered jar M&M cookie recipe that I got off the Internet. Go to http://organizedchristmas.com/article71.html. I sent it home with all of our Cubbies Mom's. (AWANA) I sent the poem with a thank you for being committed to bringing their kids to cubbies. A lot of these families are not involved in our church and it worked as a great outreach. THANKS! You have done a great job at this site and on The Resource Room as well. Merry Christmas! Nicki Jones

I placed the poem on a nice card stock paper with red font. I then stapled the small size bags of M & M's to the card and gave each child at our church one the Sunday before Christmas. I gave them a little Bible lesson beforehand to tie it all together, asking them questions like what letters are on an M & M candy, what do you think that stood for? I never thought I would be reminded of Christmas by seeing an M& M, but I am now. It's something I think I will use for years to come to remind myself and others the reason for Christmas. Bonnie Beecham

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Christmas Crafts and Activities on Other Pages

Christmas Crafts Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5

Winter Crafts Page

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